September 6, 2020

Filmmaker and writer Miro Bilbrough reflects on a childhood backdrop of whimsical watercolour i...

April 21, 2020

The Sapling co-editor Nida Fiazi reviews the first picture book retelling of her favourite chil...

August 22, 2019

Catherine Robertson reflects on her early years from a literary angle, focusing on the intrinsi...

February 25, 2019

'From where I sleep I can see the book on my bookshelf. I have read it so many times it has fal...

December 12, 2018

Author Swapna Haddow has recently moved to Christchurch from her home in the UK. Her Dave Pigeo...

November 21, 2018

'I’m a kindred spirit to Anne of Green Gables’ Anne Shirley. When I feel like crying, you see i...

November 12, 2018

What fictional death have you never got over? That's the question asked of our editor Jane Arth...

October 24, 2018

Claire Murdoch is the recently appointed Publishing Manager of Penguin Random House New Zealand...

August 23, 2018

'Throughout my life I have turned to the page as a soft place to fall and a wise place to rise....

August 16, 2018

Multi-accoladed poet and founder of the creative writing programme at Victoria University of We...

July 30, 2018

Kura Rutherford ruminates on how powerfully children's books can evoke geographies both unknown...

July 19, 2018

Kate Duignan recalls two influential books from her childhood, Heidi and The Diddakoi, in this...

July 8, 2018

Emma Neale is a Dunedin-based poet, novelist, and recently appointed editor of the esteemed New...

July 1, 2018

Whāngārei specialist children's librarian Meredith Wightman gives us a peek into her notebook t...

June 19, 2018

For World Refugee Day, former refugee Nida Fiazi writes about her life and how books have inter...

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